Genocide Watch calls UN to bar India from genocide in IoK

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Staff Report

ISLAMABAD

Genocide Watch, a US based organization, called upon the United Nations and its members to warn India not to commit genocide in Kashmir.

Genocide Watch has issued an alert for Occupied Kashmir in the wake of India’s ongoing clampdown in the Muslim majority region following revocation of its special status.

The Genocide Watch, which keeps an eye on disputes across the world, gave a brief history of Kashmir in its alert while detailing the reasons which led it to issue the warning.

Explaining the reasons behind issuing the alert, the organization also recalled the Indian atrocities in Kashmir where occupation forces have carried out genocide and massacres, killing people with impunity.

Below are the early warnings of genocide stated by Genocide Watch on its website.

1-An exclusionary ideology of “Hindutva” – India as Hindu nation – by Modi’s ruling BJP.

2- Authoritarian military rule without legal restraints imposed by civilian Indian officials.

  1. Rule by a minority military force (Hindus and Sikhs) over majority Muslim citizens.
  2. Cut-off of communications and outside access by internet, media, and trade;
  3. Widespread violations of basic human rights – torture, rape, 2-year detentions without charge, arbitrary arrests and deportations of Muslim political and human rights leaders.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday in a statement said that “today international organization “Genocide Watch” has also confirmed what Pakistan is saying consistently over the situation in the occupied Kashmir.”

He said mass killings are being done in the occupied Kashmir and genocide watch has issued an alert after witnessing all the situation and circumstances.

The Foreign Minister said that situation in the occupied Kashmir became worse to that extent that international organization had to issue an alert.

He said when Kashmiris come out of their homes Indian forces fire bullets and shot them.

Genocide Watch listed “Ten Stages of the genocidal process” that it said are far advanced

  1. Classification: Hindu and Sikh Indian army “us” vs Kashmiri Muslim civilian “them”
  2. Symbolisation: Muslims have Muslim names (on ID cards), Kashmiri language, dress, mosques
  3. Discrimination: Hindu pandits were economically dominant until 1990; BJP reasserted Hindu power
  4. Dehumanisation: Muslims are called “terrorists”, “separatists”, “criminals”, “insurgents”
  5. Organisation: 600,000 heavily armed Indian army troops and police dominate occupied Kashmir
  6. Polarisation: Modi and the BJP incite anti-Muslim hatred; social media spread falsehoods
  7. Preparation: The Indian army occupies Kashmir; BJP leaders speak of the “Final Solution” for Kashmir
  8. Persecution: Kashmiri Muslims are locked down, subject to arrest, torture, rape, and murder
  9. Extermination: Since 1990, there have been at least 25 massacres by Indian troops as well as Muslim fighters with death tolls over 25
  • Denial: Modi and BJP say their goals are to “bring prosperity” and “end terrorism”; they deny any massacres. No Indian Army troops or police are ever tried for torture, rape or murder